Very Hungry Caterpillar Gross Motor Activity

Very Hungry Caterpillar Gross Motor Activity – Great for Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20th!

This is a very fun and engaging supplemental activity for your butterfly unit or after discussing how caterpillars change into butterflies.

Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Have your students pretend to be caterpillars and act out how they turn into butterflies by first curling up in a ball to represent the egg.

child curled up in a ball to represent caterpillar egg

Next, have them crawl out of the egg as a caterpillar and look for food.

child crawling like a caterpillar - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Gross Motor Activity

Then have them crawl under a big blanket or sheet and wrap them up like they are in a cocoon or chrysalis.



Pull the sheet or blanket off and have them fly out like a butterfly.

children flying like a butterfly - The Very Hungry Caterpillar gross motor activity

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